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The real Nevada for Aussies

More than anywhere in the US, the city of Las Vegas defines its home state. But to discover the real Nevada in 2022, here’s a tar-lined itinerary to take you on the road less traveled. For decades, the state of Nevada has been an enigma to Australian travellers; a mystery that's been overshadowed by mischaracterisations…

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Here’s why you’ll like this Mount Kilimanjaro Day Trip Hike

We're sure that everyone who reads our site are confident travellers, with a list of destinations that is long as their arms - us included. And, alas, if you're mature travellers like us, the list is probably longer than the days that we have remaining on Mother Earth. That's not meant to sound…

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Ingmar would be pleased

My gosh, we’d really like to go off-grid right now. Somewhere isolated. Somewhere barren but still beautiful. Somewhere where you almost feel like you’ve reached the very edge of the planet. The island of Hamneskär, off Sweden’s western coast, is just that sort of place. For decades, this rocky island has been home to a lighthouse,…

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What on Earth day??

Mother Earth is still fighting the good fight, despite so many of us giving her a hard time. She keeps warning us, but many of us are still not listening. And if things keep going the way that they are, there won't be any rooms where she will send us when we've misbehaved:…

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Glamping, not cramping, your style

Camping is one of those love it / hate it propositions. Most of us are not in love with mosquitos. And, even in the summer, sleeping on the ground in a tent can be a lumpy and cold prospect. But, to be sure, the outdoor locations are usually mind-bogglingly beautiful, and you…

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Electric Safari

As if going on safari isn't enough, our affiliate friends go2Africa are bringing the event into the 21st century. Electric safari vehicles are rapidly getting into pole position for zero-emission, carbon-neutral holidays in Africa. From Kenya to Botswana, a handful of lodges have embraced a low-impact approach to sustainable eco-tourism. Discover the benefits of…

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As old as Moses’ toes . . .

And twice as corny . . . This must be a tough claim to back up:  being the oldest place on earth. And there must be a reason for wanting to make that claim, especially when your claim resides in one of the least populated locations on the planet. But in recent years, science has…

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Eurowings Discover now flies to Kruger National Park

Our affiliate friends Eurowings.com (part of the Lufthansa Family) are now flying to The Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Kruger National Park (KNP) lies in the north-east of South Africa and runs along the border of Mozambique in the east, Zimbabwe in the north, and the southern border is the Crocodile River. The park…

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Ghost with the most, USA

America is a big place, with wide open spaces and curiosities around every every corner.  Those corners can be a long way away from each other, and the curiosities can be even further. Alaska  is the 49th and largest state in the USA.  Separated from the rest of the country, (the "lower 48"), by Canada, Alaska lies on…

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Get away from it all, mate

Doesn't that look relaxing? If you ever feel like you're surrounded and need to make a fast dash to the door, then put New Zealand on your list of relaxed destinations. Its diverse regions and landscapes stretching across two main, small off-shore islands. This multi-cultural nation paves the way to a vibrant and embracing culture, inspired by…

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No stranger to danger?

If you're easily bored, fashion yourself to be unbreakable and are always ready to show your friends how extreme you are, then we have some travel ideas for you.  Hiking, in this case. In this article, we're focusing on the USA - specifically the West Coast (Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, California, Alaska, New Mexico, Montana,…

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RUN! HURRY! THE MATTERHORN IS MELTING!!

They keep warning us about global warming but, for some reason, we don't listen. The Matterhorn is global warming’s latest victim.  Researchers installed 50 movement sensors at 13,000 feet to monitor how the mountain is coping with rising temperatures and melting permafrost, the layer of frozen soil beneath the Earth’s surface. They found developing and expanding fissures…

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Mountains come out of the sky

The first thing that strikes you when you visit Banff, Canada is the sheer size of the mountains.  Words can't describe it -  until you actually see it for yourself. And every time you round a bend in the road, an even bigger mountain presents itself.  It really is something that you need to experience…

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Here’s a thought . . . why not take it easy?

It will likely come as no surprise to you that Scandinavian countries are regularly ranked at the top of the healthiest and happiest countries in the world.  Why? The Scandinavian diet is focuses on reducing starchy carbohydrates and substituting those calories with generous servings of healthy proteins, such as locally-sourced, cold-water fish, and organic vegetables. Scandinavians also…

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Mmmmm . . . . Bear Ears

Truth in advertising.  When it comes to obscure naming, this park is almost as bad as we are when it comes to that! Despite that, here is the truth.  Bears Ears National Monument is a United States national monument located in San Juan County in southeastern Utah, established by President Barack Obama by presidential proclamation…

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Conversations with the trees

They can hear you, you know . . . The hippies never really went away, and that's a good thing.  What's so funny about peace, love and understanding?  But, the hippie movement has changed shape over the decades, especially since we now better understand that we must partner with Mother Nature rather than subdue her. Thankfully, there…

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ROAMania

If you're a walker, we have some good news for you, indeed. Romania is in the midst of building a 1,400km walking / hiking trail traversing the entire country. The Via Transilvanica will stretch from the country’s northern border all the way to the south and the Danube, at the crossroads of Central, Eastern and Southeastern…

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Wowee . . Malawi!

Many of us dream of trips to Africa (and some of us have been lucky to do so.)  Big names like Kenya, Botswana and Zambia are always at the forefront of African journeys.  But, Malawi as a destination is still standing somewhat in the shadows, waiting for a turn. Take a lakeside trip like none…

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